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Set Timeouts

The Set Timeouts command of the WebDriver API sets the timeouts associated with the current session. The session timeout durations control such behaviour as timeouts on script injection, document navigation, and element retrieval.

Syntax

Method URI template
POST /session/{session id}/timeouts

URL parameters

session id
Identifier of the session.

Payload

The input is a Timeouts object:

implicit
Time in milliseconds to retry the element location strategy when finding an element. This defaults to 0, meaning the strategy is run only once.
pageLoad
Time in milliseconds to wait for the document to finish loading. By default WebDriver will wait five minutes (or 300,000 ms).
script
Scripts injected with Execute Script or Execute Async Script will run until they hit the script timeout duration, which is also given in milliseconds. The scripts will then be interrupted and a script timeout error will be returned. Defaults to 30 seconds (or 30,000 ms).

Errors

Invalid session ID
Session does not exist.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebDriver
The definition of 'Set Timeouts' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No1 No2557 No1 No3
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No1 No1 No2 No No1 No3 No4

1. To enable Chromium support, include {"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": true}} in the capabiliites when running the command.

2. The vendor-supported implementation for Edge is non-spec-conforming and incompatible.

3. The vendor-supported implementation for Safari is non spec-conforming and incompatible.

4. The vendor-supported implementation for Samsung Internet is non-spec-conforming and incompatible.

See also

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